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BC Public Service

BIO 24R - Wildlife Biologist

Posted 7 days ago

Job Details




dollar sign76,071 to 86,658 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
BIO 24R - Wildlife Biologist

Position Classification
Biologist R24


Work Options

Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$76,071.18 - $86,658.48 annually plus $37.64 bi-weekly isolation allowance

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Water,Land,ResourceStewardship

Ministry Branch / Division

Job Summary

Take the next step in your Biology Career!

The Skeena Region Fish & Wildlife team is looking for an enthusiastic Wildlife Biologist, who has strong technical skills and is excited to work with a diverse array of wildlife species in collaboration with Indigenous Nations and stakeholders.

This is a great opportunity to support wildlife management and enhance your hands-on experience managing wildlife populations. The Wildlife Team conducts a variety of activities to support wildlife management in the Skeena Region including wildlife population monitoring and inventory, collaborative work with First Nations, stakeholder engagement, harvest management, and authorizations. Bring your passion for wildlife management, field experience, attention to detail, and organization to help manage wildlife in the Skeena Region.

The regional wildlife biologist position applies biological theory, methodology and technical knowledge of wildlife management and habitat conservation to analyze, assess and manage diverse wildlife values in the Skeena Region. The position contributes to acquisition of new knowledge and methodologies on population assessment, population modelling, evaluation of population viability and evaluation of causes of population change. The regional wildlife biologist makes recommendations to decision makers regarding population management, regulation of licensed harvest and species recovery. The position supports the sustainable use of wildlife resources while engaging and partnering with local Indigenous communities.

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Explore the opportunities and value working with our team can offer you: Why Work for the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship .

Job Requirements:

Please include your registration number with the College of Applied Biology ( CAB ) within your application, as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) with CAB . If you are not yet registered with the CAB, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a Registered Professional Biologist (RPBio) member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the CAB).

For questions regarding this position, please contact

About this Position:
Currently, there is one (1) temporary opportunity in Smithers, B.C, ending on March 31, 2025.
The temporary assignment may be extended or become permanent.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
There will be occasional travel required; therefore, willingness to travel should be an important consideration in your application.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary/ permanent vacancies in Smithers.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

This is your opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful regions in British Columbia and work for the BC Public Service. We offer a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Biologist (RPBio) with the BC College of Applied Biology. Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as being able to transfer a current membership from an applicable jurisdiction. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the CAB . Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Scientific and Technical

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Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-08

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